Traumatic events leave indelible marks on people’s psyche. Whether it be the trauma of combat, traumatic childhood experiences inside and outside the family, natural disaster or domestic and community violence many people carry the after effects of trauma throughout their lives.
In an effort to cope with the psychological effects of traumatic events some people develop unhelpful defensive behaviours and make behavioural choices that impact on their health and interpersonal functioning. As a practitioner it may be difficult to see that the person in front of you is behaving and interacting the way they do because of long ago trauma, but it is important that trauma be considered as a possibility because the potential for harm through inadvertent re-traumatisation is great.
In this webinar:
To participate in this webinar, it would be useful for participants to have some level of familiarity with e-Mental Health. This can be gained by:
The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.
GPs and GP registrars, psychologists and allied mental health practitioners, in fact any health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.
Participants in each webinar are eligible for 2 QI&CPD Points and 2 Core ACRRM points